Gioachino Rossini's Comic Genius Culminates the Opera Season

Dec 09, 2013 565

by Roberto Natalini

In the wake of last month's tribute to Maestro Verdi, the San Francisco Opera celebrated once again an Italian musical master, concluding in style the fall 2013-14 season. Gioachino Rossini's eternally fresh comic masterpiece The Barber of Seville has enchanted the public during the last month of November, with an acclaimed closing performance last Sunday, December 1st at the War Memorial Opera House.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the wonderful version of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, under the supervision of Director Emilio Sagi, featured the return to the podium of resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi, who leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra with "vigor and clarity" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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